Learning Opportunity

Using an Untapped Resource: English Language Arts-Specific Literacy

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Webinar will be recorded
Facilitator: Dr. Marylou Dickson
Date:January 25, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-LI-240
Focus: English Language Arts, Literacy and Literature

Target Audience

ELA Teachers grade 7-12, School-based Administrators, Educational Coaches, Instructional Coaches, District LEaders

About this Learning Opportunity

As ELA teachers, it is helpful to understand how you engage with the texts (paper or multimodal) you read, write, view, represent, speak, and listen. By having this understanding, you have more tools needed to more effectively assist your students to think as discipline specialists. In this session, you will be given an opportunity to become more cognizant of the thinking you - as an ELA teacher - use as you engage with various text. With this new metacognition, we can add to your lessons to improve student ELA thinking and application.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Marylou Dickson

Marylou Dickson (EdD) has a strong background in secondary literacy which includes her EdD research on how secondary discipline specialists engage with discipline-specific texts and completing her MEd from the U of A; her research examined how to encourage secondary content literacy. She served as secretary for the Northern Alberta Reading Specialist Council for two... Read more »